It is confirmed that Bryan Singer will no longer serve as one of the executive producers for the FX series Legion, based on the Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz comic. Having produced and directed several entries in the X-Men film franchise, Singer is a major contributor to the Fox-Marvel universe, with Legion being one of its latest additions. However, Singer’s recent sexual allegations, including one stating that he forced another man to perform oral sex back in 2003, have resulted in him being removed from the show’s executive team.
Singer has faced several allegations prior to his Legion exit. In 2014, Michael Egan filed a lawsuit against him claiming that Singer assaulted him when he was a young actor. Although this lawsuit was dropped, others have spoken out about Singer’s unwarranted sexual advances. In addition, these allegations were made known around the same time that many spoke out about producer Harvey Weinstein.
Perhaps Singer will return as one of the show’s executives once the allegations fade from memory. However, this means that for the time being, it is unlikely that his name will be included in the show’s credits. So it will be interesting to see an area of the Fox-Marvel universe without Singer’s supervision.
– Mark Tan
Legion is available on FX.
Legion – David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.